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Spanish translation of “service”


noun /ˈsəːvis/
the process of serving customers in a hotel, shop etc You get very slow service in that shop (also adjective) a service charge on a hotel bill. the act of doing something to help He was rewarded for his service to refugees. the condition or work of a servant In the last century, many young women went into service She had been in service as a kitchen maid He has given faithful service to the church for many years. a check made of all parts of eg a car, machine etc to ensure that it is in a good condition Bring your car in for a service. a regular public supply of something eg transport a good train service into the city. a regular meeting for worship, or a religious ceremony (in church) He attends a church service every Sunday. in tennis and similar games, the act or manner of serving the ball He has a strong service. a department of public or government work the Civil Service. (often in plural) one of the three fighting forces, the army, navy or air force
fuerzas armadas
He’s in the services.
employment in one of these military service. serviceable adjective (negative unserviceable) useful; capable of being used This tractor is so old it is barely serviceable now. hard-wearing He walks to school every day, so he must have serviceable shoes. serviceman noun (feminine servicewoman) a person in one of the armed services. service station a petrol station with facilities for servicing cars etc.
(Definition of service from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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